Be alert for more downpours this weekend.
Dubai may be known for its sunny skies, but when the raindrops start falling, the city transforms into a haven of warmth and charm. Don’t fret if you thought you’d missed the cosy weather because more rain is expected this weekend. With FACT’s curated list of activities, you can make the most out of this rainy weekend.
Indulge in board game bliss
Dive into a world of fun at Hive Board Game Cafe on Sheikh Zayed Road. Sip on a hot cup of coffee while engaging in friendly competition with friends or family. And fear not, your food cravings are covered – think sandwiches, wraps, and shakes to power up your brain for that next strategic move.
GO: Visit www.hiveboardgame.com for more information.
Enjoy a luxurious cinema experience
Rainy days call for a cinematic escape, and the Roxy Cinemas Xtreme experience takes it up a notch. With plush seats, gourmet snacks, the latest blockbusters and MENA’s biggest screen, it’s the perfect recipe for a snug movie day.
GO: Visit www.theroxycinemas.com for more information.
Soak in some Alpine vibes
For a taste of the Alps in Dubai, head to Publique. This cosy spot offers Alpine-inspired decor, hearty comfort food, and a warm atmosphere. Sit by the fireplace and indulge in some comforting fondue at this winter refuge when raindrops tap on the windows.
GO: Visit www.publique.ae for more information.
Unwind in luxe comfort
When rain lingers, escape to the luxurious comfort of a staycation at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. Experience the magic of their exclusive Aspen Chalets as you step into this winter wonderland. Peek through floor-to-ceiling windows, revealing Dubai’s snow-themed oasis, Ski Dubai. Snuggle up in a plush robe, order room service, and let the soothing sound of rain be your soundtrack.
GO: Visit www.kempinski.com for more information.
Snuggle up with a book
Dive into a world of knowledge at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library. The pitter-patter on the windows sets the mood, inviting you to get lost in the enchanting world within the pages of your favourite book. So grab a good book and a corner, and let the rain become the perfect companion to your literary escape.
GO: Visit www.mbrl.ae for more information.
Dive into a hot chocolate haven
Escape to Said Dal 1923 for a hot chocolate when it’s raining cats and dogs. This cosy spot in City Walk will become your refuge, welcoming you into a world of rich, velvety cocoa that warms not just your hands but your heart. Let the rain outside be the backdrop to your hot chocolate adventure, turning a drizzly day into a delightful experience.
GO: Visit https://said.it for more information.
Sink in plush seats with a warm cuppa
Escape the rain and step into the enchanting world of Lulu & The Beanstalk, a brainchild of two Emirati filmmakers who’ve crafted a cosy haven in DIFC. Picture bespoke interiors, a soundtrack of tailored tracks, and the inviting aroma of high-quality coffee. Nestled within is a beautiful bookshop, adding a touch of whimsy to the ambience. So find a seat, grab a drink, and let yourself into a world waiting to be explored.
GO: Visit www.lulusbean.com for more information.
Attend a homely supper club
Embark on a tasty journey at Haus of Vo – a supper club where rain-soaked evenings become a canvas for culinary delights. Relish delectable dishes by Madame Vo in the glow of a faux fireplace, setting the stage for an ambience that feels like a cosy home away from home. This is your chance to turn strangers into friends, with good conversations flowing as seamlessly as the rain outside.
GO: Follow @hausofvo on Instagram for more information.
Tuck into homely pub grub
The rain outside sets the mood for a hearty meal at Roaring Rabbit inside Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm. Dive into indulgent dishes that promise to wrap your soul in warmth on a rainy day in Dubai. Famous for its fusion of modern charm and classic gastropub delights, Roaring Rabbit crafts a playful ambience perfect for lively banter, making it the ideal spot to escape a downpour.
GO: Call 04 275 4444 for reservations and more information.
Indulge in honey infusions
Embrace the rain’s chill with a trip to SocialBee Lobby Lounge at Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah. Dive into this bee-themed wonderland with the afternoon tea experience. Served on a vibrant beehive stand, each level unveils hidden drawers holding delightful surprises. From carrot cake to Hatta honey cake, and more, paired with premium coffee and tea, it’s a sensory feast you wouldn’t want to miss. Plus, the honey-infused beverages are the perfect antidote for sniffles on a rainy day.
GO: Visit www.hilton.com for more information.